TxDOT’s New System Will Help Avoid Wrong-Way Crashes In El Paso
Over the years we have seen tragic stories on the news about car accidents. Sometimes it involves drunk drivers driving on the wrong side of the road. '
We've seen it before our own eyes or through social media.
Since I am always in bed by 11 pm I normally catch the craziness on The Real Fit Fam El Paso the next day. But there have been times others see it happening live in action. Usually, those who do see it from a distance, film the whole thing go down.
It is crazy watching the evidence the people capture. What is scary about watching the footage of the wrong-way driver is how fast they're hauling.
It is as if the wrong-way driver doesn't even realize they are in the wrong.
It trips me out how some El Paso drivers don't realize they're going the wrong-way.
Normally, the first sign is how the road signs look. Another dead giveaway would be seeing headlights coming straight at you.
Except, drunk drivers don't exactly notice anything while driving intoxicated.
KVIA Abc 7 News reported about a positive change for the borderland. Those who do drive the wrong-way in the future could possibly be prevented.
Luckily, the Texas Department of Transportation will soon have the kind of technology to help prevent wrong-way crashes. This new technology is expected to be available by the summer of 2022.
It is costing quite a penny though since the project will cost about $1.3 million, but we can all agree that it is very much needed in El Paso.